Sunday, April 25, 2010

April Blog Hop - tissue paper

This month's challenge was to use tissue paper in a project. I chose to use the faux silk technique. I crumpled up my tissue paper and then smoothed it out to stamp on. After stamping, I glued it down to my white cardstock and proceeded to make my card.



Details: stamps - A Little Argyle, Masculine Motifs; ink - Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Dark Chocolate; paper - stampers select white, Hawaiian Shores, Dark Chocolate; accessories - tissue paper, Top Note die (Sizzix for Stampin' Up!), corner rounder punch (SU!), rustic jute button twine (colored with E40 Copic marker), Hawaiian Shores buttons, dimensionals

52 comments:

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love the look of this technique with the argyle! Your card is fantastic!

Marge said...

Fabulous masculine card & we need ALL the help/ideas we can get to create those! LOVE your color combo and your Copic-colored twine!

Mariana said...

Pretty!! I love the look with this stamp and your color combination is great,excellent card!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Pretty card! Love the new Argyle set and it looks great on your card with this technique!

Chris said...

Hi Chris - hope you and the family are all well!

Love this card and the effect of the Argyle (Pringle) stamping - you are so making me wish I had got that set!

Chris Simon said...

Oh, now you've gone and made me Google something again, Chris. I'd never heard argyle referred to as Pringle. In the U.S., Pringles is a brand of potato chips (crisps). Very interesting to look into the history of argyle!

Lauren said...

Great job with this technique!! Love those colors!!

Taheerah said...

Love the colours you used for your argyle Chris! Great card!

Dana said...

Oooh Love the silk argyle Chris. Awesome!

PS. your word verification is still on!

Susan said...

Oh this is gorgeous Chris!! I love the colors together on the argyle. Love the layout of this card. Great job on the challenge!!

Banu said...

Beautiful card. Loved it. very very neat and classic.

Jennifer K said...

Love this faux silk technique, Chris! And the argyle is just perfect.

Rebecca said...

You got your project done :-) and i LOVE it! That argyle is FABULOUSLY masculine!

Shirlann said...

Great idea using the argyle set...love it!

Keva said...

Oh, how beautiful. I love everything about it!

Pam W. said...

Great job with the faux silk. I love that technique.

Anika said...

COOL! I love that argyle! Great card!

Terri E. said...

Wonderful background. Love the male card. Way to rock the tissue paper challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

~kelly marie~ said...

Loving this man card! Awesome!

Jennifer Carter said...

How fun is this! Great card!!

Daniela said...

So pretty!

sillyleann said...

Great job on that background! And the colors are so perfect!

Liz said...

I love how it turned out!! Great job!

Nerina said...

The argyle looks absolutely gorgeous on this! Lovely card!

Rosanne said...

Just lovely!

Christi said...

LOVE this card!!

Jessica said...

Cool! I love your use of the argyle stamp set.

Diane Jaquay said...

Nice and "masculine", love the texture you achieved with the faux silk!

Tracey Cuccia said...

very masculine -- love it. The argyle looks great! I love the 'distressed' look it has (I can't think of a better word...but I really really like it! lol)

BethieJ said...

I LOVE this.. the argyle background is FABULOUS!! (cant wait to ink up my set!)
Happy Hopping!

Kelly S. said...

Oh your argyle stamping is perfect! Love the way it looks cut in the top note shape with the distressed look of the tissue...fab masculine card!

peggysue said...

Nice use of the argyle, looks great as a background!

Lorraine said...

Lovin' the argyle and the colors you used!

resmith said...

Love the argyle faux silk look! Reminds me of a mans sweater. Great job!

kasia c. said...

Fantastic card! The faux silk technique looks amazing with argyle!

Laurie said...

Chris that is just too cool! I love that look with the argyle! great card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a fabulous masculine card. . .and with tissue! Awesome!

Karen C said...

Gorgeous use of the faux silk technique! Great card!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous!!! You did a fabulous job of faux silk! Great texture!!!

MintStamps said...

Hiya! I always forget about the blog hop, so I'm glad you commented during the hop so I could see this cool technique. You did an awesome job, btw! Masculine, tissue AND my new favorite set. Well done!

Amy said...

Wow this turned out soo nice with the faux silk with argyle!! Your colors are great too!

mamareebs said...

Ooh - this turned out great!

Baseret said...

Oh I love your faux silk argyle.Great colors too!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

What a perfect set to use with this technique! Great color combination too!

Terri said...

Nice job! Love the way it looks with the argyle!

Silke Ledlow said...

Lucky you...I'm still waiting for the argyle to come back to the store!!! I love how you used it on your card!!! Great masculine card!!! Hugs ~S~

megspaulding said...

Oh so pretty! Love the argyle, isn't it so fun!

Shay said...

This is such a stellar card and could be used for a man or a woman or a couple even. I love the colors and the stamps you used and the texture from the faux silk technique adds a wonderful element.

Lisa V. said...

Wow! The argyle and your color choice is fantastic. Great card.

Theresa Tyree said...

One of my favs so far. It's so classy and timeless. I can't wait til next blog hop to see how you rock the challenge!

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

Love it! Looks great!

Craft Crazy Carrie said...

You did GREAT!!!!! I love this!!